Saturday, 22 October 2016

Joy to the World Christmas Card

Over the coming weeks I will be sharing many Christmas cards with you.

I wanted to come up with a design using the large letter framelits as I haven't used these dies as yet. I decided to make a Christmas flower using the "Reason for the Season" stamp set and coordinating punch to use as the letter "O". Now there are not many 3 or 4 letter Christmas words to choose from that have the letter "O" in them. The two that came to my mind were "joy" or "noel" and as you can see, I decided to use the word "joy".

Lucky for me I purchased the "Jolly Christmas" stamp set last year, so I was able to use the "to the world" stamp which was the perfect sentiment for my card. Lastly, I added some rhinestones in various sizes to finish off the card.

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Candy Cane Lane Christmas Birdhouse Card

I am sharing a card that I made using the "Candy Cane Lane" DSP. This is my favourite Christmas paper in the holiday catalogue. I fussy cut around one of the houses from the paper, which took a little time and was quite fiddly to do.

The card was based on a previous birdhouse card I made some time ago which you can view here. I enjoyed putting this card together and am very happy with the end result.

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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Spinner Shaker Card Tutorial

Christmas is just around the corner..... and I have finally finished my new "Spinner Shaker Card" tutorial for the occasion, please visit my Etsy Shop for more details.

I have spent countless hours over the last couple of weeks testing and perfecting my design and am thrilled with the end result.

The card can be made to suit many different occasions, such as a birthday, halloween and even engagements and weddings. I hope to make a birthday and wedding card with this tutorial soon, so please check back later to see my creations.

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Cascade Cards

I think this style of card suits those special occasions, such as weddings, engagements, anniversaries and important birthdays, like a 18th, 21st, or 40th etc.

You can find my instructions on how to make these cascade cards under "My Tutorials" at the bottom of the page. Please note the measurements are for Australian paper sizes only (not American).

I made this Christmas cascade card in one of my upline classes.

Here are two more examples for 40th Birthdays! 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Beautiful Bright Handmade Gerbera Flowers

I am sharing some bright coloured handmade gerbera flowers in a black vase that I made some time ago using Shelley Bohan's tutorial. Unfortunately Shelley's blog no longer exists, so no one will be able to view her tutorial anymore.

The guess the best thing about handmade flowers, is they will never die and you can choose a colour that suits your decor.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

A Starry Christmas

Today's theme is stars, stars and more stars.....

I wanted to share 3 Christmas cards all made using different star stamps or dies. The below card was cased from Jenni Pauli. I kept the style very similar, however my card is a different size and I used a different sentiment and star stamps.

I cased this card from Chris Slogar. I used the same colours, but changed the stamps, sentiment, doily, embellished trim and the way it was arranged.

I was inspired by Lisa Johnson's card for this one. Lisa is not a SU demonstrator, so no Stampin Up products were used to make her card. My challenge was to achieve a similar result, but using Stampin Up products instead.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Christmas Fancy Favour Box

I have many of the retired Stampin Up dies and wanted to show a nice Christmas Box made using the "Fancy Favour" XL bigz die. This box is a really good size to fill up with some yummy Christmas treats and give to someone special.

Monday, 26 September 2016

White Christmas Cards

The card below was cased from Valarie Moody. I really like the style and colours so much, that I decided to keep mine very similar. I did use a different sentiment and snowflake stamps, and also added a wood snowflake embellishment to jazz it up a little more.

I got the idea for this card from Tara Bazata, she no longer does stampin up, so I cannot supply a link for you to view her work. I did change some of the colours and the embellishments that were used.